SND's Message for National Heroes’ Day (30 August)
29 August 2021
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     As the nation commemorates this year’s National Heroes Day, the Department of National Defense pays tribute to the heroes of our history who offered their lives and sacrificed for our country. Despite the odds, our forebears fought side-by-side against the Spaniards, the Americans and the Japanese to defend our nation. More recently, we have witnessed heroism amongst our troops in protecting Zamboanga and Marawi against those who threatened to destroy our institutions and way of life. 

     Today, we take inspiration from their legacy and heroism as we battle a new and dangerous invader, the COVID-19 virus. The challenges we currently face call upon all of us to become heroes ourselves. 

     Tunay ngang bawat isa sa atin ay maaaring maging bayani na mangangalaga at magtatanggol sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino. Sa pagsunod sa mga panuntunang pangkalusugan at pagsuporta sa mga programa gaya ng pagbabakuna, mapapangalagaan natin hindi lamang ang ating sarili kung hindi pati na rin ang ating komunidad. Gaya ng mga bayaning nagdaan, mapagtatagumpayan lamang natin ang ating laban kung tayo ay magtutulungan at magkakaisa. Sa gitna ng pagsubok na dulot ng pandemya, nawa’y maging inspirasyon natin ang mga bayani noon at ngayon upang gampanan natin ang ating tungkulin at magkaisa para sa kapakanan ng ating bayan. 

 

 

Delfin N. Lorenzana
Secretary
Department of National Defense